Glaciated Landscapes and Change Definitions

The changes in the Earth's climate over long periods of time
Climate Change
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A period of geological time which started approx. 2.6 mil yrs ago
Quaternary Period
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The era of ice 2 mil - 12000 yrs ago
Pleistocene Epoch
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The time since glacial retreat with a warming climate, as of approx. 12000 yrs ago
Holocene Epoch
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________ Earth - when large areas of the Earth are permanently covered in ice
Icehouse
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__________ Earth - no continental glaciation due to warming caused by high levels of greenhouse gases
Greenhouse
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Cooler periods encouraging precipitation during which erosional features form due to the advance of ice
Glacials
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Periods of warming when glaciers retreat causing depositional features to form
Interglacials
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Short-term retreats of ice during glacials when it is temporarily warmer
Interstadials
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Short-term cooler periods during interglacials when ice masses can advance
Stadials
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Regions or areas of the Earth that are currently, or show evidence of having been, glaciated
Glacial Landscapes
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Areas which were glaciated in the past
Relict
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Portions of the Earth's surface where water is in solid form, usually as snow or ice
Cryosphere
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____-base Glaciers - sit on a layer of meltwater at their base and so can slide; found at high altitudes
Warm
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____-base Glaciers - sit rooted in ice, frozen solid to the bedrock; found at high latitudes
Cold
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A period of geological time which started approx. 2.6 mil yrs ago

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Quaternary Period

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The era of ice 2 mil - 12000 yrs ago

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Card 4

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The time since glacial retreat with a warming climate, as of approx. 12000 yrs ago

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Card 5

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________ Earth - when large areas of the Earth are permanently covered in ice

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